Succulent Minute Steak Recipe with Savory Mushroom Sauce

Welcome, foodies! I am thrilled to share with you one of my favorite recipes of all time. This recipe combines the deliciousness of minute steak with the bold flavors of red wine, mushrooms, and onions. The result? A mouthwatering meal you’ll be thinking about for weeks to come.

Have you ever had a meal where every bite was bursting with flavor? That’s precisely what this minute steak with wine, mushrooms, and onion recipe does. It’s the perfect combination of juicy, tender meat, savory mushroom sauce, and sweet caramelized onions that all come together in perfect harmony.

But this dish is not just incredibly tasty; it’s also easy to make. You’ll need only a handful of ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. Trust me: once you try this recipe, it will become a staple in your regular rotation.

So without further ado, let me show you how to make my go-to steak recipe that will surely leave you wanting more.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Minute Steak With Wine, Mushrooms and Onion
Minute Steak With Wine, Mushrooms and Onion

If you’re searching for an easy-to-make yet delicious meal to impress your dinner guests or simply to relish with your family, this Minute Steak With Wine, Mushrooms, and Onion Recipe is just the ticket. This recipe combines the savory aromas and flavors of mushrooms, onions, and red wine to create a delightful entree that will surely become a household favorite.

Firstly, the dish only takes 30 minutes to prepare from start to finish. By sautéing thinly sliced mushrooms and onions alongside cube steaks, you’ll have a juicy and flavorful main course in no time. The mushroom and onion mixture cooks evenly covered in a sauce made with red wine, olive oil, garlic powder, thyme, beef stock, salt and pepper. As an added bonus, this meal can be paired with any type of side dish, such as mashed potatoes or a fresh green salad.

Secondly, this recipe is flexible when it comes to ingredients. You can swap out the margarine for olive oil if you prefer a healthier option. You may also opt to use beef tips instead of cube steaks if you want to make this meal on a budget or don’t have cube steaks on hand.

Lastly, this dish is versatile in terms of pairing options. The red wine used in the sauce pairs perfectly with any red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir. However, if you’re not a fan of red wine, you can always substitute it for white wine for another layer of flavor.

In conclusion, if you want to create an impressive yet effortless dinner that zips together quickly while keeping your guests asking for seconds then give this Minute Steak With Wine, Mushrooms and Onion Recipe a try. It’s quick cooking time coupled with its culinary versatility makes it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a flavorful but stress-free weekday main course or weekend party feast.

Ingredient List

 Sizzle and savory, this steak dish is the perfect dinner for any occasion.
Sizzle and savory, this steak dish is the perfect dinner for any occasion.

Before starting to cook, it’s important to confirm the list of ingredients needed for this minute steak with red wine, mushrooms, and onion recipe. In order to prepare this dish for four people, you’ll need:

  • 4 cube steaks or minute steaks
  • 2 tablespoons of margarine or olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme or one teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic (optional)
  • ½ cup of beef stock
  • ½ cup of red wine

By ensuring you have each ingredient in advance, you’ll be able to focus solely on the cooking process without any interruptions. If you don’t have all of the ingredients listed above in your pantry or fridge, don’t worry – I have included some suitable substitutions and variations (see section (5) below).

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect balance of flavors – the meaty steak, earthy mushrooms, and sweet onions make for a delightful meal.
The perfect balance of flavors – the meaty steak, earthy mushrooms, and sweet onions make for a delightful meal.

Now that we have gathered all the ingredients needed, let’s start cooking and make our Minute Steak With Wine, Mushrooms and Onion Recipe.

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

Before starting with the recipe, let us first prepare the ingredients. Begin by slicing 2 onions thinly, and set aside. Then take around 10 ounces of sliced mushrooms, which is roughly around 2 cups of sliced mushrooms, and set them aside as well.

Step 2: Cook the Steaks

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once it begins to shimmer, add in 4-5 pieces of minute steaks or cube steaks to it.

Saute the steaks for about a minute on each side until they are browned. This step will give a crispy crust to the steak, adding an extra layer of flavor.

Remove the steak from the pan, place them on a plate, and cover them with foil to keep them warm.

Step 3: Make the Mushroom Gravy

In the same skillet where we cooked the steaks, add in another tablespoon of olive oil. Once heated, add in your onion slices and saute them for about 2-3 minutes until they turn golden brown.

Then add in your sliced mushrooms with garlic powder and fresh thyme leaves. Stir for another 3-4 minutes until lightly browned.

While stirring, add in 1 cup of beef stock and scrape any bits left from cooking the steak. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes.

Add in ½ cup of red wine to the pan allowing it to cook for an additional minute or two or until wine reduces by half.

Finally, add in 1 tablespoon of margarine and season with salt and pepper to your preference.

Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until you get a rich and thickened mushroom sauce.

Step 4: Combine and Serve

Place the steaks back into the mushroom sauce, flipping the steaks over a few times to coat them with the mushroom sauce.

Serve hot alongside mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables to complement the flavors. You may also try pairing your dish with a glass of your preferred red wine.

Congratulations! You have just made an impressive and delicious meal that is perfect for any occasion.

Substitutions and Variations

 Let the aroma of the wine and herbs fill the kitchen as you cook this hearty meal.
Let the aroma of the wine and herbs fill the kitchen as you cook this hearty meal.

When it comes to cooking, sometimes you need to think outside the box or adjust the recipe based on what you have on hand. If you’re missing an ingredient or want to switch things up, here are some substitutions and variations that can work well for this minute steak with wine, mushrooms, and onions recipe:

– Mushrooms: If you’re not a fan of mushrooms or don’t have any on hand, you can substitute them with another vegetable such as bell peppers or zucchini. Another option is to add more onions to the dish instead of mushrooms.

– Margarine: If you don’t have margarine, you can use butter instead. Alternatively, if you want a dairy-free option, try using olive oil or coconut oil.

– Red wine: While red wine is preferred in this recipe, you can use white wine or beef broth instead for a different flavor.

– Cube steak/Minute steak: Feel free to use any thin cut of beef that works well with quick cooking such as thinly sliced flank steak, sirloin tip, or even ground beef.

– Beef stock/Broth: You can use chicken or vegetable broth in lieu of beef stock.

– Garlic powder/Fresh Garlic: Though garlic powder provides convenience and ease in this recipe, you can also use fresh garlic based on your preference for stronger garlic flavour.

– Thyme: Fresh thyme is recommended but dried thyme can be used.

– Onion/Mushroom Ratio: Feel free to play around with the ratio of onions and mushrooms according to taste preference.

Remember that substitutions and variations may affect the overall taste and texture of the dish so it’s important to keep your palate in mind when adjusting recipe ingredients. With some experimentation and creativity, you may even discover a new favorite variation for this wonderful dish.

Serving and Pairing

 With just a few simple steps, this delicious meal is ready to be served.
With just a few simple steps, this delicious meal is ready to be served.

Now that you’ve cooked up a delicious dish, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair it. The minute steak with wine, mushrooms, and onions is a mouth-watering meal that deserves a complementary side dish.

Firstly, I recommend serving this dish with creamy mashed potatoes or buttery egg noodles. The creamy texture of the sides will perfectly balance the richness of the mushroom sauce. Alternatively, you can serve this dish with crispy roasted potatoes or sauteed green beans for added crunch.

As for pairing this delicious meal with wine, I suggest a bold red wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux. The tannins in red wine will play off of the rich flavors in the mushroom sauce and bring out the rich and earthy taste of the braised beef.

If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic option, I suggest pairing this recipe with an unsweetened iced tea or lemonade to balance out the richness of the mushroom sauce. These drinks are perfect options to cleanse your palette between each mouthful.

Lastly, I recommend serving this hearty meal on a warm plate with a sprinkle of fresh parsley for added color and depth. This dish is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser at any family dinner or party event!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This steak dish is guaranteed to impress your dinner guests!
This steak dish is guaranteed to impress your dinner guests!

This Minute Steak with Wine, Mushrooms and Onion Recipe is perfect for making ahead of time. You can easily prepare this recipe a day before, store it in an airtight container and reheat it when you need it.

To make the steak ahead of time, sear the steaks following the recipe until they are about 4-5 minutes away from being fully cooked. Remove the steak from the pan and let it cool to room temperature before storing it.

Once you’re ready to serve, simply reheat the steaks in a pan over medium heat for a few minutes until they reach your desired level of doneness. Make sure to add some additional beef stock or red wine to the pan to prevent the steaks from drying out.

For storing leftovers, transfer the cooked steak in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat individual portions in the microwave or oven until hot all throughout.

To store the Mushroom Sauce separately, transfer it into an airtight container after cooling it down to room temperature. Store the sauce separately from the steak and onions so you can reheat them independently.

With this Minute Steak with Wine, Mushrooms and Onion Recipe, meal prep has never been easier!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Fire up the skillet, it's time to cook a tender and juicy steak.
Fire up the skillet, it’s time to cook a tender and juicy steak.

Steak is one of those dishes that requires a bit of finesse to cook to perfection. That’s why I’ve gathered some tips to help you achieve the perfect minute steak with wine, mushrooms and onion recipe.

First, make sure your minute steaks are at room temperature before cooking. This will ensure that they cook evenly and retain their natural juices.

When searing the steaks, use a heavy-bottomed skillet or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Heating the pan first allows for an even cooking surface and prevents sticking. Preheat the skillet for about 3-4 minutes before adding the steaks.

While cooking the mushrooms and onions, be sure to give them enough space in the pan so they can brown properly. Overcrowding the pan will cause them to steam instead of sautéing and browning.

When adding the red wine to the skillet, make sure to scrape any brown bits stuck on throughout cooking in order to both enhance flavors and avoid burning them.

To finish, let the steak rest for a few minutes on a plate before serving. This step allows the meat fibers to relax and ensures that it remains juicy and tender when served.

Following these tips guarantees that your minute steak with wine, mushrooms and onion recipe will be sure to impress!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this minute steak with wine, mushrooms and onion recipe is a must-try for any meat-lover. The combination of tender steak, sautéed mushrooms and onions, and a rich red wine sauce is unbeatable. Plus, it’s a versatile dish that pairs well with a variety of sides.

Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or an impressive date night dinner, this recipe is perfect. It’s easy to make but looks like it took hours, and it’s sure to impress anyone who tastes it.

So why not give it a try? With just a few simple ingredients and some easy steps, you can create a delicious and satisfying meal in no time. Your taste buds (and all your dinner guests) will thank you!

Minute Steak With Wine, Mushrooms and Onion

Minute Steak With Wine, Mushrooms and Onion Recipe

I still like minute steaks, in some places they are called "chicken steaks" and they are small. This is from a CT community cookbook.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 519.1 kcal


  • 8 minute steaks, enough for 4
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • Lawry's Seasoned Salt, to taste
  • 1/4-3/8 cup margarine
  • 2 large onions, cut up
  • 12 large mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red wine


  • Season the steaks with garlic and season salt on both sides and set aside.
  • Melt the margarine in a skillet and saute the onions and mushrooms.
  • Add the wine and cover the skillet and simmer until vegetables are tender.
  • Meanwhile, in the oven, broil steaks for 5 minutes on each side, until done.
  • Add to the pan and coat with sauce mix.
  • Serve sliced with sauce.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 299gCalories: 519.1kcalCarbohydrates: 10.7gProtein: 21.4gFat: 41.9gSaturated Fat: 14.9gCholesterol: 79.5mgSodium: 216mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 4.5g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Broil, Easy, Kosher, Meat, Onions, Oven, Steak, Stove Top, Vegetable
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